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28
Mar

2018

La Paz Celebrates Opening of Sixth Urban Gondola, the White Line

The 2.9km White Line plays an instrumental role in linking up La Paz-El Alto’s existing urban gondola systems. Image from Cesar Dockweiler.

La Paz-El Alto’s sixth Cable Propelled Transit (CPT) system, the White Line (Spanish: Línea Blanca), was officially inaugurated last Saturday. With its opening, the world’s largest and busiest network of urban ropeways is now more than 60% complete.

Thousands of residents, alongside the Bolivian President (Evo Morales), Mi Teleferico’s Executive Manager (Cesar Dockweiler) and the country’s Vice President (Alvaro Garcia Linera) were all in attendance as the festivities kicked-off with musical performances and celebrations. Those who attended were given the opportunity to experience the system for free.

However, regular adult fares were set at 3 Bolivianos (US$0.50) for the first route and then 2 Bolivianos (US$0.28) for each transfer thereafter. Fares for children, seniors, and persons with disabilities are set at half the price of an adult ticket.


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23
Feb

2018

Sky Blue Line and White Line Welcomes Bolivian President

President Evo Morales inspects two new urban gondola lines on the Mi Teleférico. Image by Doppelmayr.

The world’s largest network of ropeways continues to rapidly expand as the White Line (Línea Blanca) and section 1 of the Sky Blue Line (Línea Celeste) are scheduled to enter public service next month in March.

The Bolivian president alongside Doppelmayr representatives were the first riders to test the two new urban gondolas last month. The Sky Blue Line and White Line will dramatically enhance system connectivity by creating four new interchange stations. Collectively, the two new cable cars will enable passengers to one day make convenient transfers to the Orange Line (Línea Naranja), the Brown Line (Línea Café), the Yellow Line (Línea Amarilla) and the Green Line (Línea Verde).

President Morales began his trip at Liberator station on the Sky Blue Line in the south before making his journey northbound to the White Line. The President was impressed with progress of implementation works as he commended the efforts of staff to help modernize the city’s rapid transit system and to help the urban gondola network enter the record books.

To learn more about the Sky Blue Line, White Line and Doppelmayr, click here.

The President was on hand to address the media and congratulate staff on their achievements. Image by Doppelmayr.

Overview map of the entire Mi Teleférico network. Image by Doppelmayr.

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16
Jan

2018

Doppelmayr’s Urban Gondolas Transport 100 Million Riders in La Paz-El Alto

The Red Line (2.3km, 3 stations) is the first of eleven urban ropeways in the world’s highest capital city.  Image by Doppelmayr.

A new milestone has been reached by the world’s largest network of urban gondolas in La Paz-El Alto, Bolivia. Since the Red Line (Spanish: Línea Roja) was first built in 2014 by Doppelmayr, ropeway technology has revolutionized city transport in the two Bolivian cities.

Mi Teleférico, the state company in charge of the projects, announced that its 100th million passenger was transported on November 16, 2017. Five urban gondola lines, spread over 20 stations and totalling 17.6km, have opened in less than four years. Five additional systems are currently under construction and once complete, the entire network will reach nearly 34km.

Doppelmayr congratulates Mi Teleférico for achieving such spectacular results in such a short period of time. By the end of 2018, two more urban gondola systems, the White Line (Spanish: Línea Blanca) and the Sky Blue (Spanish: Línea Celeste) are planned to enter commercial service.

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16
Nov

2017

La Paz Releases New Transit Map

In less than fours years, La Paz has completely transformed its public transportation network. Today, many readers may immediately recognize the city’s famous Cable Propelled Transit (CPT) lines but few may know much about its complementary system of buses (e.g. WaynaBus and LaPazBus).

Unfortunately, the true transport effects of this interconnected network was difficult to comprehend, especially for outsiders, since the city’s transit mapping had yet to fully keep up with the pace of development. That is, until now.

Metropolitan Public Transit Map La Paz El Alto. Image from Issuu.

Last week, the state agency, Mi Teleférico released a new schematic design of its metropolitan transportation network map — showcasing how riders can take full advantage of the linkages between cable car and bus. Taking inspiration from other big city transit maps, La Paz’s metropolitan transport system is now clearly laid out for all riders to see.

With this new map, there’s a lot of symbolism at play for both La Paz and CPT technology. The crisp modern map design not only heralds a new age of development and maturity for La Paz’s rapid transport network, but it also reinforces CPT’s ability to function as a reliable, safe and efficient mode of rapid transit.

As La Paz continues to modernize, it will an exciting time for readers as six more urban gondola line — totalling 16km and 19 stations — are scheduled to open in the upcoming years.



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31
Oct

2017

La Paz Installs Cable on Sky Blue Line (Línea Celeste)

Drone installing cable long first section of the Sky Blue Line. Image from Mi Teleférico.

The Sky Blue gondola (Spanish: Línea Celeste) will be a critical interconnecting transit line in La Paz’s urban cable car network. This past weekend, ropeway specialists were busy at work as they installed the first section (861m) of the Sky Blue Line’s rope between San Jorge Station and Liberator Station.

Once the system is fully built, the 4-station line will unite the city’s South zone with the El Prado area. In turn, users will be able to transfer seamlessly to the White Line at San Jorge Station and to the Green Line and Yellow Line at Liberator Station. Specifically, connectivity at Liberator will be strengthened immensely as it will function as only the second station in the entire cable car network where users can directly transfer between three separate urban gondola lines.

Sky Blue Line. Image from Mi Teleférico.

Similar to the upcoming Purple Line, the Sky Blue Line is built with a maximum speed of 6 m/s (21.6km/h) and a maximum capacity of 4,000 persons per hour per direction. These specs are a noteworthy upgrade from existing gondola lines which have speeds of 5 m/s and directional capacities of 3,000 persons per hour. Effectively, these improvements will help decrease wait and travel times as cabin headways and spacing will be reduced to 9 seconds and 54m respectively.

While construction first kicked off in July 2017, the first section of the cable car (Liberator to San Jorge) is expected to open in early 2018. The remaining sections are scheduled to begin passenger service in mid-2018.

 



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24
Oct

2017

Silver Line Breaks Ground in La Paz / El Alto

Silver Line numbers. Image by Mi Teleférico.

Last Friday, Mi Teleférico started construction on its latest urban gondola, the Silver Line (Spanish: Línea Plateada). First announced in February 2016, the 2.7km ropeway becomes the fourth Cable Propelled Transit (CPT) line under construction in the city — joining the Purple Line, White Line and Light Blue Line. Dignitaries along with the Bolivian president and Mi Teleférico’s manager was in attendance for the celebrations which coincided with La Paz’s 469th founding anniversary.

Master plan for urban cable car network in La Paz/El Alto. Image by Mi Teleférico.

On schedule for completion by 2019, the 3-station Silver Line will be connected to three existing urban gondolas (Red Line, Blue Line and Yellow Line) and one future line (Purple Line). The current 16 de Julio/Jach’a Qhathu station will become an intermodal hub with connections to the Red and Blue systems. At Faro Murillo mid-station, the Silver Line will be seamlessly integrated with the the Purple Line while the system’s southern terminus, Mirador, will link to the Yellow Line. Faro Murillo is designed as a 10,000 sqm (107,000sqft) multi-use station complete with commercial, social and cultural uses.

Faro Murillo intermodal station will be one of Mi Teleferico’s biggest stations. Image by Mi Teleférico.

The Silver Line is designed to alleviate transport congestion in Ceja neighbourhood by linking El Alto’s southern and northern districts. Daily traffic between these areas are estimated at 300,000 persons per day.

The pace of development of La Paz’s urban cable car masterplan— Metropolitan Integration Network (Spanish: Red de Integración Metropolitana or RIM) — has been unprecedented in the world. This year alone, two systems (Blue Line and Orange Line) alone have resulted in nine new stations and 7.3km of cable cars. In total, RIM represents an massive investment in infrastructure improvement that amounts to an estimated US$740 million.


Statistics

Length (km) 2.7
Cabins 120
Towers 21
Travel Time (minutes) 9.7
Capacity (pphpd) 3,000

 



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29
Sep

2017

Commercial Operations Begin for Orange Line (Línea Naranja), La Paz’s Fifth Urban Gondola

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With the opening of the Orange Line (Spanish: Línea Naranja), La Paz is one step closer to completing the city’s urban cable car masterplan — Metropolitan Integration Network (Spanish: Red de Integración Metropolitana or RIM).

After Bolivian President Evo Morales inspected the system on Wednesday, the 2.6km Orange Line became the fifth system in La Paz to start commercial operations (the second system this year after the 5km Blue Line) and is one of eleven Cable Propelled Transit (CPT) lines found in the RIM masterplan.

Designed with a capacity of 3,000 pphpd and 127 cabins, the new ropeway is projected to transport 25,000 – 30,000 passengers daily. Since the system is connected with the Red Line and upcoming White Line (due to open in March 2017), officials estimate that it will spur many more trips.

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